Make Sure You Choose the Right Laser Hair Removal Machine
There are many different types of laser hair removal machines currently in the market. Some lasers are painful and some are not. Certain ones don't work on fair skin, whereas others do. Some clinics claim to have the best laser and some say that their lasers are virtually pain free.
I assume that any establishment that offers laser hair reduction will claim that their lasers are the best. After all, they're in the business of making money! As a paying customer, I'm sure you want to find the machine that's the best. After all, it's not cheap to undergo laser hair removal.
I also wanted to find the best laser hair removal machine that would give my clients the finest results. This meant a laser machine that works on all skin types and incorporates the latest technology in hair removal, is quick and virtually pain free.
Hence, I decided to research and visit exhibitions throughout the country, attend forums and speak with many suppliers and clinics.
After a lot of research, I decided to purchase what I believe is the best lasers for hair removal currently on the market.
The Most Popular Types of Laser Hair Removal Machines In The Industry Are:
The Ruby laser is the original and first system of laser hair removal. This machine is only really suitable for white skin. The long-term results of Ruby laser hair removal machines are quite well documented, so you can reasonably envisage a long term loss of hair after treatment.
The Ruby laser machines are quite old fashioned now so possibly not as effectual as the newer Alexandrite laser hair removal machines.
This laser emits red-colored beam which seeks out the target melanin inside the hair shafts and adjoining hair follicles.
The Ruby laser cannot be used on tanned or dark skin and on white or light hair.
• Light: 694 nm
• Skin Type: Skin type I, Skin type II
The Alexandrite laser hair removal systems are traditionally highly effectual for white-skinned, dark-haired patients. The Alexandrite laser may not be for you if you have darker skin.
The long-pulse alexandrite laser has the ability of deep penetration into the dermis. The resultant heat build-up in the hair shafts disables the hair follicles in the active growth phase which enables it to achieve effective laser hair removal.
The risks with this laser is that it may cause pigment changes (darkening or lightening) of the skin and is not suitable for darker skin tones.
• Light: 755 nm
• Skin Type: Skin type I, Skin type II, Skin type III
The IPL laser is one of the most recent advances in laser technology, and can be used very effectively in removing unwanted hair from various parts of your body. IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. This intense pulse of light basically uses different wavelengths of light to target and destroy the hair follicle in your skin, thus preventing hair from growing back.
These treatments require very highly sophisticated equipment, and as such, they also require a very well trained and experienced practitioner to operate them. In addition, not everyone is a good candidate for IPL hair removal. Certain hair types are much more difficult to work on, require much more treatments, and at times just simply cannot be treated properly.
Most of the times these hair types that are difficult are darker haired people who also have darker skin, as the risk to damaging the skin increases as the levels of pigment increase in their skin. These are all issues to discuss with your practitioner before starting treatment with an IPL machine.
• Light: 590 - 1200 nm
• Skin Type: Skin type I, Skin type II, Skin type III, Skin Type IV
Nd YAG Laser
The Nd Yag laser hair removal machines can successfully be used on darker skin types with minimal risk. The downside is that, since they are designed to safeguard dark skin from blistering, they are significantly less effectual on fine hair. It is suitable for all skin types depending on the machine settings.
This laser has the ability to deliver two different wave lengths of light. One is an invisible infrared light used for deeper penetration. This wavelength is used to get to deeper hair follicles. The other wavelength, a green light, is employed for treating hair follicles closer to the surface. In both cases, the Q-switching device emits rapid bursts of laser light to the treatment area.
When compared to other lasers, this laser is not that effective on white or light hair and the treatments are quite painful.
• Light: 1064 nm
• Skin Type: Skin Type V, Skin type VI (Can do lighter skin types as well)
The diode laser is an extremely proficient machine made up of tiny diodes or semiconductors assembled together to produce light.
The diode laser has a longer wavelength than the Alexandrite and Ruby lasers and thus is able to penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing treatment on dark-skinned people, unlike the other two lasers. The laser is also effective on white-skinned patients. It has a longer wavelength that has the potential to provide better results to dark-skinned people. Patients with black and brown hair are the most benefited.
The Diode laser is probably the best overall laser for all six skin types based on long term use and safety and is especially effective in people with skin types 1 to 4.
• Light: 800 nm
• Skin Type: Skin type I, Skin type II, Skin type III, Skin Type IV, Skin type V
Before purchasing a laser hair removal machine, make sure you check out all the laser suppliers in the market. Remember to keep the three most important factors in mind as we did.
Your supplier should be based near your location, they should offer excellent support and training. And, most important of all, they should offer a financing package that meets all your business needs.
I am more than happy to help, advice or assist you (I am not interested in any money so don’t so don’t worry I won’t be asking for you to pay me ) on purchasing laser machines or even how to go about opening a laser business.
If you are an existing salon/clinic looking to purchase a laser or ipl machine I can help with sourcing refurbished and used lasers of some of the most popular brands such as Candela, Soprano Ice, Lynton, Fotona, Alma and Cynosure.
Simply drop me an email with your contact details and either myself or my partner will get back to you